Abstract

The formation of spontaneous transverse optical patterns was investigated in a single feedback mirror system using nematic liquid crystals as nonlinear optical media. By varying the size of an input beam and the feedback distance, we obtained various interesting transverse optical patterns as well as the hexagonal pattern which are predicted theoretically assuming plane wave input. We can explain theoretically these characteristics of various pattern by introducing a ratio of the beam half width and spatial wavelength of the patterns. We have observed that as this ratio increased, the number of spot constituting the patterns also increased. Finally the patte군 evolved into the sucessive hexagon in the transverse plane.

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1994 (2)

R. Macdonald and H. Danlewski, Opt. Commun. 113, 111 (1994)
[Crossref]

E. Ciaramella, M. Tamburrini, and E.Santamato, Phys. Rev. A 50, R10 (1994)
[Crossref]

1993 (3)

I.-C. Khoo and S.-T. Wu, Optics and Nonlinear Optics of Liquid Crystal, (World Scientific, Singapore, 1993) Ch 2

M. Tamburrini, M. Bonavita, S. Wabnitz, and E. San-tamato, Opt. Lett. 18, 855 (1993)
[Crossref]

F. Papoff, G. D"Alessandro, G.-L. Oppo, and W. J. Firth, Phys. Rev. A 48, 634 (1993)
[Crossref]

1992 (2)

G. D"Alessandro and W. J. Firth, Phys. Rev. A 46, 537 (1992)
[Crossref]

R. Macdonald and H. J. Eichler, Opt. Commun. 89, 289 (1992)
[Crossref]

1991 (1)

G. D"Alessandro and W. J. Firth, Phys. Rev. Lett. 66, 2597 (1991)
[Crossref]

1990 (3)

M. Kreuzer, W. Balzer, and T. Tschudi, Appl. Opt. 29, 579 (1990)
[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

W. J. Firth, J. Mon. Opt. 37, 151 (1990)
[Crossref]

1988 (1)

G. Grynberg et al., Opt. Commun. 67, 363 (1988)
[Crossref]

Applied Optics (1)

M. Kreuzer, W. Balzer, and T. Tschudi, Appl. Opt. 29, 579 (1990)
[Crossref]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Journal of Modern Optics (1)

W. J. Firth, J. Mon. Opt. 37, 151 (1990)
[Crossref]

Optics Communications (3)

R. Macdonald and H. Danlewski, Opt. Commun. 113, 111 (1994)
[Crossref]

R. Macdonald and H. J. Eichler, Opt. Commun. 89, 289 (1992)
[Crossref]

G. Grynberg et al., Opt. Commun. 67, 363 (1988)
[Crossref]

Optics Letters (1)

M. Tamburrini, M. Bonavita, S. Wabnitz, and E. San-tamato, Opt. Lett. 18, 855 (1993)
[Crossref]

Phys. Rev. A (3)

E. Ciaramella, M. Tamburrini, and E.Santamato, Phys. Rev. A 50, R10 (1994)
[Crossref]

G. D"Alessandro and W. J. Firth, Phys. Rev. A 46, 537 (1992)
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F. Papoff, G. D"Alessandro, G.-L. Oppo, and W. J. Firth, Phys. Rev. A 48, 634 (1993)
[Crossref]

Phys. Rev. Lett (1)

G. D"Alessandro and W. J. Firth, Phys. Rev. Lett. 66, 2597 (1991)
[Crossref]

Other (1)

I.-C. Khoo and S.-T. Wu, Optics and Nonlinear Optics of Liquid Crystal, (World Scientific, Singapore, 1993) Ch 2

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